After a while, I put down my weights and went to find out what was going on. Turning the corner, I saw an angry man shouting down to a very tired guy lying flat on his back in the middle of the exercise room.
To be honest, his lying down only lasted for a second and then it was time for him to move.
Every time the man shouted UP, the guy would lift his legs upward in the attempt to hit the others hands with his feet.
As I stood there observing, I noticed the standing man would slowly lift his hands higher and higher. This caused the other guy to have to throw his body upward so high that it left only his head remaining on the floor. This went on for quite some time until the man started barking orders for another form of torturous exercise.
I have no idea what the man was being trained for, but the routine was extremely intense, potentially dangerous, and lasted long into my time on the elliptical machine.
Thinking back I realize both these individuals were extremely focused during their routine, oblivious to the people around them.
It also occurred to me how important it is to have others help us focus on our dreams and goals. It took both of these guys to maintain the focus and determination necessary to complete such a grueling routine.
Now I realize most of us can’t afford a personal trainer when finding focus, but we all have friends and acquaintance that can help us.
When it comes to finding focus here are some tips
- Many times you can find people interested in similar things as you just by being more friendly to those around you.
- You can find many who have the same mind-set and goals by joining a local gym, community center, public park activity, church group, or the myriads of other areas where people go for exercise, recreation, or to join others with similar interests.
- There are many good online websites, communities, and social networks where we can find people or information needed to help us focus. A few include Meetup.com, LinkedIn, and of course One Mean Dream.
- Start your own group. Sometimes we need to be the initiator. If you are interested in focusing on a particular thing, try setting up your own meeting and begin to invite people you think might be interested as well.
- Ask around. Sometimes we just have to ask around, you would be surprised how many people at your favorite hang out want to focus on things you are interested in as well. So don’t be afraid to ask.
So if you need help finding focus…. Just ask a friend.
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